guidelines for authors
About the Journal
Aims and Scope of the Journal
The Journal of Ecological Society is a
The subjects of interest are (but not limited to) ecosystems, nature services, natural resources, land use, environmental economics, arguments for change, recommendations in policies, implications of urbanization and issues arising from man-nature interactions.
The Journal continues to cater to a wide variety of audience ranging from civil society
2. Structure of the Journal
The Journal accepts the following
–These will be typically up to 6000 words, based on a strong methodologyon a subject of interest for the Journal. Research papers are subjectedto a double blindpeer review process.
Essays, opinion pieces
–These are shorter and could be up to 3000 words. We seek essays which analyze, elucidateor present a perspective on topics of interest to the journal. These will be subjectedto an open-review by the editorial team.
–A list of books will be displayedon the journal website. Reviews for these books are solicited. The review must not exceed 1500 words and must critically review the book. Submissions of book reviews are subjectedto an open-review by the editorial team.
Notes & communication
–Short pieces not exceeding 1500 words on field observations, alumni activities and any other pieces of interest are invited. Could be rapid communication of significant findings in an original research also. Submissions to this section are sentto experts in respective fields for their recommendations.
Referencing for all the above submissions
3. The review and acceptance process
The journal takes an
4. Submission checklist
:Title of the paper –a short title which aptly describes the central theme of the paper.
:Author names with one author designated as the corresponding author. Email, postal address and telephone numbers of all authors. Affiliation of each author to an organization. A short profile of each author (not more than50 words each).
Page 3: Abstract of not
more than150 words. Six keywords to represent the subject (s) of interest in the article.
If applicable, a statement / acknowledgment of
Any other acknowledgements.
Next pages: The main paper with numbered pages in sequence.
Note: All diagrams, tables, figures, photographs should be in their place within the paper.
:Author names will only be mentionedon Page 2 of the document and may not be typed anywhereelse in the document.
5. Ethical guidelines for authors
The following guidelines apply to all authors of any
The journal expects that author
(s) submit originalwork which does not infringe on the intellectual rights of any other person or organization. Upon acceptance, the authors will provide a signed statement to this effect.
It is the responsibility of the author
(s) to ensure the correctness and accuracy of data in their work.
The submission must cite all relevant publications. Information
obtainedprivately must be fully citedwith the permission of that party. The journal will utilizeopen-source plagiarism checking engines to verify the submission for originality.
(s) must follow national and internationally accepted procedures governing experimentation on humans and animals. Research reported in the paper must be ethical and responsible and in compliance with all relevant legislation.
Where applicable, the author
(s) must provide information about funding of the research.
Where figures, diagrams or photographs
are usedfrom copyrighted sources the author (s) must obtainwritten permission from the publisher of the journal, book or website for use intheir work. An appropriate credit line should be includedat the figure or table and full publication information should be includedin the reference list.
5. Open access publishing
Journal Editorial team
Dr. Swati Gole, Editor
Ajay Phatak, Ketaki Ghate, Manasi Karandikar, Dr. Gurudas Nulkar
Independent Expert panel
Prof. S.D.Mahajan, Vishwas Sawarkar, Dr. Sanjeev Nalawde, Girish Sovani, Dr. Sharad Lele
Pre-press and Printing